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Borst Landscape and Design, Inc

Michael Cioffi Phone: 201-785-9400

Sales manager Fax:

260 W. Crescent Ave Website: www.borstlandscape.com

Allendale NJ 07401 Email: MCioffi@borstlandscape.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

Borst is a full service landscape company. Our construction division specializes in high end residential design/build project. Our maintenance division offers commercial presidential services to a wide range of clients.


What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

The planned monitoring of turf, trees, and shrubs by a licensed pesticide applicator trained in disease and pest identification. This individual will have the resources and ability to treat specific problems when they reach a pre-determined threshold.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Visits are made at least once per month, two times in May, June, and July. Problems encountered- caterpillars, sawfly, aphids, scale, mites, cinch bugs, webworms, grubs, fungus, adelgid.

 

How are pest problems identified?

Identification by site or damage causes. Response will be at least a notation, at worst a specific pesticide application. Cultural pruning and re-application of horticultural oil would be appropriate moderate responses.

 

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

We use a very well-constructed organics program to maximize the turf's and plants' natural defenses.

 

Do you use biological controls?

No.

 

Do you use borates?

No.

 

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Astro (Permethrin), Merit (Cyfluthrin and Imidacloprid), Talstar (Bifenthrin), Bayleton (Triadimefon), Cavalier, Dimension (Dithiopyr), Momentum (2,4-D and Triclopyr), Round-up (Glyphosate), Snapshot (Trifluralin and Isoxaben), Dylox(Trichlorfon).


 

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

See Above.

 

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

Highest usage- Merit (Cyfluthrin and Imidacloprid) for sub-surface pest control, Dimension (Dithiopyr) as a pre-emergent and Round-up (Glyphosate) for broad-spectrum weed control. we confine our application areas based on prudence and practicality.

 

Does your company perform habitat modification?

No.

 

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Occasionally we use have-a-hearts for small mammal relocation.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

Primary source of N is urea.

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites N/A

cockroaches N/A

fleas N/A

carpenter ants Demand OS (lambda-cyhalothrin)

fire ants Demand OS (lambda-cyhalothrin)

ants (indoor) N/A

crabgrass Demand OS (lambda-cyhalothrin), Snapshot (Trifluralin and Isoxaben)

dandelions Trimec spot spray (2,4-D and Dicamba)

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

By our control of pest populations when we decide not to use pesticides and by the eradication of pest populations when we do.

 

References

Faith Community Church: 530 Sicomal Ave, Wyckoff NJ 07481.
Church of the Guardian Angel: 320 Frankline Tpk, Allendale NJ 07401.